John Marshall: McCulloch v. Maryland

(1819)

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This was an action of debt, brought by the defendant in error, John James, who sued as well for himself as for the State of Maryland, in the County Court of Baltimore County, in the said State, against the plaintiff in error, McCulloch, to recover certain penalties, under the act of the legislature of Maryland, hereafter mentioned. Judgment being rendered against the plaintiff in error, upon the following statement of facts, agreed and submitted to the Court by the parties, was affirmed by the Court of Appeals of the State of Maryland, the highest Court of law of said State, and the cause was brought, by writ of error, to this Court.

It is admitted by the parties in this cause, by their counsel, that there was passed, on the 10th day of April 1816, by the Congress of the United States, an act, entitled, “an act to incorporate the subscribers to the Bank of the United States;” and that there was passed on the 11th day of February 1818, by the general assembly of...

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